Sensor Observation Service

The SOS standard is applicable to use cases in which sensor data needs to be managed in an interoperable way. This standard defines a Web service interface which allows querying observations, sensor metadata, as well as representations of observed features. Further, this standard defines means to register new sensors and to remove existing ones. Also, it defines operations to insert new sensor observations. This standard defines this functionality in a binding independent way; two bindings are specified in this document: a KVP binding and a SOAP binding.

1) Overview
2) Downloads
3) Official Schemas
4) Related News

1) Overview

The SOS standard is applicable to use cases in which sensor data needs to be managed in an interoperable way. This standard defines a Web service interface which allows querying observations, sensor metadata, as well as representations of observed features. Further, this standard defines means to register new sensors and to remove existing ones. Also, it defines operations to insert new sensor observations. This standard defines this functionality in a binding independent way; two bindings are specified in this document: a KVP binding and a SOAP binding.

2) Downloads

Version Document Title (click to download) Document # Type
 2.0 OGC® Sensor Observation Service Interface Standard  12-006  IS
 1.0.0 OpenGIS Sensor Observation Service  06-009r6  IS
 1.0 OGC® Best Practice for Sensor Web Enablement Lightweight SOS Profile for Stationary In-Situ Sensors  11-169r1  BP
 1.0 OGC® Sensor Observation Service 2.0 Hydrology Profile  14-004r1  BP
 0.1.4 Sensor Observation Service  05-088r1  D-DP
  OGC Sensor Observation Service 2.0 Hydrology Profile  14-004  D-DP

 

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3) Official Schemas

http://schemas.opengis.net/sos/



Note: You may also download All Official OGC Schemas in a single zip file.

4) Related News

OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) Standard Version 2.0 Adopted  2013-10-09 
OGC and Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium (SOSC) to collaborate   2010-08-25 
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